Couching, or one of the below (in the event I don't find the *perfect* braid or cord to use).....none of which I have tested yet, I need to see if my fingers will cooperate with any of them!
Apparantly, this is the "Van Dyke" stitch. Looks fairly easy, and I think I could do it.
This is the "Interlaced Braid" stitch. There is 3x the stitching involved, but I think it might be the easiest for me to comprehend.
This is the "Braid" stitch. I recognize components of this stitch in the plaited braid stitch, so if I do end up going that route, I'll practice this one to death first, then attack the plaited braid.
This is the "Basket Weave" stitch. Another one that looks kinda fancy, but I might be able to force my fingers into submission and do it.